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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Snowmaking Continues

As of 2:30pm today, Sunday, December 10, 2017, Wisp's Mountain Ops Team has pumped 34 million gallons of water through the system.  That's enough water to fill 56 Olympic size swimming pools.  Speaking of the Olympics, Wisp Resort is featuring two Gold Medal Weekends, February 9 - 10 and 23 - 25, 2018.  Cheer on your favorite USA Teams and winter athletes for the opening and closing weekends of the 2018 Winter Games.  There will be lots of games, on- and off-snow events, competitions, torch light parades, giveaways and lots of Gold Medals!  

Buy Now and Save on Lift Tickets

The early bird catches the worm and all that so plan your trip to Wisp now and save on lift tickets.  Buy Here.

Happy Birthday Wisp!

Wisp Resort opened today in the winter of 1954.1955 making this the 63rd winter of operations in the state of Maryland.  Even Google wished us Happy Birthday -- We wish for more cold and more snow this winter!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, December 10, 2017

Friday, December 08, 2017

Humming Along

Wwoooo-weeeee, the Mountain Ops Team has been cranking out the snow for over 40 hours as of noon today, Friday, December 8 and the mountain looks B-U-tiful!  The wonderful humming sound of the snow guns can be heard all around the resort.  We are currently pumping 8,500 gallons per minute through the system -- that's PER MINUTE!  Since we started the snowmaking system up at approximately 10:00pm Wednesday, December 6, we have pumped 9 million gallons of water thus far.  And lots more to go...

Check the Mountain Report to find out exactly what trails we are making snow on.

Tentative Opening Day >> Saturday, December 16, 2018, weather permitting.

Check our live and static web cams to see all the action.

Update:  December 8, 7:42pm

Hard-core snowmaking continues around the mountain and the piles are getting larger by the hour.  Mountains Ops has reported that a total of 18 million gallons of water has been pumped since firing up this round.  Keep up the awesome efforts guys (sorry, no ladies on the team)!

Take a look at these images from this evening - there's just something so serene and calming about the white-noise of snow guns at night and watching the snow fall to the ground.  

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, December 08, 2017

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Snowmaking Resumes

Wisp's Mountain Ops Team is preparing to turn on the snowmkaing system.  Temperatures are steadily dropping and as soon as conditions are right, we're firing up!

Stay tuned for full report.

Update:  December 6, 10:38 pm

Snowmaking is underway!  Our Mountain Ops Team will be cranking out as much snow as possible for as long as possible.  Looking like we have a pretty large window to make things happen for an opening on Saturday, December 16, weather permitting.  

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, December 07, 2017

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

3-Free-Learn-to Ski/Snowboard Program

Wisp Resort is on a mission to introduce more skiers and snowboarders to our industry.  What better way to do that then by making it FREE and EASY!?

Who:  First-time skiers or snowboarders ages 8+

What:  Free Learn-to Ski or Snowboard Package includes Learning Area Lift Ticket, Ski or Snowboard Equipment and Group Lesson

Where:  The Learning Center in Sundown Village at Wisp Resort

When:  December 16 - 24, 2017  9am - 3pm

How:  Must register online at least 48 hours in advance

Graduate:  Our goal is for all those beginner skiers and snowboarders to complete 3 learn-to ski or snowboard lessons.  After that, the graduate will be offered, but not obligated to purchase, a $99 2017.2018 Winter Season Pass as well as a $99 seasonal equipment rental or a $299 Rossignol ski package or $199 Rossignol snowboard package.

Fine Print:  Limited availability.  One learn-to package per person per day.  Maximum of 3 learn-to packages per person.  After the group lesson, guests can upgrade to a full-access lift ticket for that day (based on available terrain) and extend rental equipment for the remainder of the day for $14.  Seasonal equipment offer based on availability and limited quantities.

book now

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Golf Course Report

Updated on: October 18, 2016

Call 800.462.9477 for tee times.


Opening Tee Time:  Closed for the '16 Season
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Fantasy Valley

Opening Tee Time:  Closed for '16 Season
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